Building a Born-Digital Archives Program at the Bancroft Library

Seminar | March 20 | 3:10-5 p.m. | 107 South Hall

 Mary Elings and Christina Fidler, Bancroft Library

 Information, School of

Much of the focus in born-digital archives rightly centers on the technical practices and tools necessary to manage these collections, however, this is just one layer of the overall management of these materials. A born digital archives program must address a user's ability to access and work with these materials in practical ways while both challenging and conforming to traditional archival practices.

In this presentation, Mary Elings and Christina V. Fidler will discuss the Bancroft Libraryâs multifaceted approach to managing born-digital collections and their efforts to build a framework to support a sustainable digital archives program. They will discuss the challenges born-digital collections present throughout the archival process including appraisal/selection, arrangement/description, and access/preservation as well as the tools they use to address those challenges.